My Mind Was Blown

Psych 101.

My psych professor was talking about how we have "prototypes" for certain objects because of their schemas. He said that we have an idea of what a chair looks like, and what a desk looks like. He then pointed to one of those chairs that also has the little desk thing built in, and asked what that was. A defense mechanism in my brain that prevents me from thinking too hard kicked in, and made me stop paying attention to the rest of the lecture. I ended up with a pretty lousy doodle in my notebook, but at least I didn't walk out with a headache.

Posted: Thursday - November 04, 2004 at 10:17 AM